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  • n. One of an order of freshwater bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See phylactolæma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like or likened to a horseshoe in shape; hippocrepiform: specifically applied to certain ectoproctous Polyzoa which usually have the lophophore prolonged into two lobes so as to be horseshoe-shaped, as well as to such a lophophore itself.
  • n. A polyzoan having these characteristics. See Phylactolæmata.

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